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Old 11-04-2003, 01:00 AM   #1
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remora vs. bakpak

I was wondering what the best skimmer for a 75 gallon fowlr and dsb would be i have decided between either the remora , bakpak, or remora pro
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Remora Pro...no contest. Although there are folks here who swear by their Bakpaks, (might be some who swear at them too) my opinion is that the standard Remora is a marginally better skimmer. Any HOB skimmer needs a surface skimmer to function at maximum efficiency though.
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Old 11-04-2003, 01:16 AM   #3
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id say remora too even tho i just made a diy skimmer based on a bak pak. The spray induction on the remora is just a better setup.
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Old 11-04-2003, 01:19 AM   #4
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I would say Remora as well.. I own one and I love It.. I have converted it into an Urchin though with the help of Aqua C.. So far I has worked awesome.. I have not owned any other skimmer but I would highly Recommend the Remora or any of the other Aqua C skimmers

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Actually the aqua medic turbo flotor multi 1000 outperforms both. It also has the daul option of hang on or in sump.



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I hope to comment on my remora when i get it and have it installed on my 45. Shoot if I like it enough I just might buy one for my 80.
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:10 PM   #7
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I have a hard time justifying the amount they charge for skimmers. Thats why i just diy my own. For what you pay for a skimmer you can make 3 and customize it to your own setup.
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The BakPak is actually a better designed skimmer.....but the Remora trumps *every* other skimmer mentioned in this thread including the BakPak because of one thing: that ingenious spray injector.

As far as I'm concerned, no skimmer that uses a powerhead to make bubbles is worth more than $50 because they are too inconsistent. I've used em all, and they all work the same. The injector on the Remora however is simply far more efficient and consistent than any powerhead/venturi based skimmer I've encountered. I modified my Remora by drilling a small hole in the side and fed airline tubing from the collection cup to a 2-litre bottle below, so the remora never has to be fussed with. I also cut off the inflow pipe to just below the elbow so I can cross feed the Remora with water from a powerhead on the other side of my tank.

Othwerwise, if you get a Remora, get the bigger Powerhead option. With some finaggling you can mount them with a Hagen 402.
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:48 PM   #9
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hey wseaton do you have a diagram or pic of the inside of the remora? Im having problems seeing how the collection cup and reaction chamber are set up on the remora. Also, do you know how the spray induction works?
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FWIW, the Remora and Remora Pro are available with a drilled cup so you can attach a drain. IMO, the Maxi Jet 1200 (295 gph) is the only PH to get if you order a new Remora. I don't much like Rios. For a Remora Pro...Mag 3. Beware using too large a pump on them or any other skimmer though. There comes a point when you are pushing water through the skimmer so fast that your bubble dwell time drops to almost nothing. This will have a detrimental effect on efficiency not to mention filling the display tank with microbubbles that are swept out of the skimmer body.
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